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Don Chalstrom, 88
by Report submitted · November 30th, 2017

Don Eugene Chalstrom, 88, of Marion, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017, at UnityPoint - St. Luke's Hospital. Visitation was from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, November 24, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion. Funeral Services were at noon on Friday at the funeral home, conducted by Rev. Mike Morgan. Burial took place at Oak Shade Cemetery in Marion.

Survivors include his children, Linda Chalstrom, Gary (Sherri) Chalstrom, and Edward Chalstrom, all of Marion; and six grandchildren, Matt, Alyssa, Trevor, Danica, Katelynn and Spencer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his son, Mark; and his brother, Clayton.

Don was born January 11, 1929, the son of Carl and Alice (Hutchinson) Chalstrom in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. He graduated from Ft. Dodge High School in 1946. Don served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and with the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. On March 30, 1957, he married Georgina Mary Sorenson. She died November 16, 2008. Don was employed at Rockwell Collins for 33 years.

He was a member of Marion First United Methodist Church and American Legion Post No. 298 of Marion.

A memorial fund has been established in Don's memory.

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